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Lloyd Cole - Love Story (1995)

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Lloyd Cole - Love Story (1995)

Lloyd Cole - Love Story (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 299 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 108 Mb
Scans Included | 00:44:08 | RAR 5% Recovery
Alternative/Indie Rock, Soft Rock, Acoustic | Fontana #528 529-2

It stands to reason that a Lloyd Cole album called Love Story would not have a happy beginning or middle, much less ending. Actually, though, it does start out happy, "Trigger Happy," that is, and later on, Cole is "Happy for You," in which he sings, "If you love him, you should leave me." In between, things get no sunnier, as Cole and his characters drink and despair, but carry on. That determination is very much part of Cole's negative world-view: "Everybody knows this is nowhere," he says, to coin a phrase, "but you've gotta be there." (Except, one supposes, for Lucy, who jumps from the 39th floor in the rollicking "Let's Get Lost.") Typically, Cole couches these sentiments in melodic folk-rock, such that, with the volume low and just following the attractive lilt of his voice, a listener might find this a far more soothing piece of music than it turns out to be on closer examination.

Lloyd Cole And The Commotions - Easy Pieces (1985) {1993, Reissue}

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Lloyd Cole And The Commotions - Easy Pieces (1985) {1993, Reissue}

Lloyd Cole And The Commotions - Easy Pieces (1985) {1993, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + Log + m3u ~ 260 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 97 Mb
Full Scans | 00:39:50 | RAR 5% Recovery
Alternative Rock, Pop Rock | Spectrum Music / Karussell #550 0352

Producers Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley, as is their wont, created a shimmering pop surface for Lloyd Cole and the Commotions' second album, Easy Pieces, sweetening the tracks with string and brass countermelodies and emphasizing the chiming highs of the guitar and keyboards for an attractive sound that echoed the earnestness of British bands like the Hollies and Herman's Hermits circa 1966. It was, of course, like sugarcoating cyanide capsules, given Cole's pleasantly sung lyrics, which detailed philosophical disillusionment, romantic discord, and, yes, at least attempted suicide. In the U.K., Easy Pieces was a Top Ten hit. But although the album saw something of a proper release in the U.S., and the Commotions toured extensively, no American breakthrough materialized.

Lloyd Cole - Antidepressant (2006) {2021, Reissue With Bonus Track}

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Lloyd Cole - Antidepressant (2006) {2021, Reissue With Bonus Track}

Lloyd Cole - Antidepressant (2006) {2021, Reissue With Bonus Track}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 286 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 124 Mb
Full Scans | 00:43:31 | RAR 5% Recovery
Indie Pop, Folk Rock, Soft Rock | Ear Music / Edel Family Member #0215275EMU

While not many on this side of the pond have noticed, Lloyd Cole, that smart, blackly humorous and self-deprecating songwriter has been assembling a nice catalog, chock-full of fine recordings. Luckily for us, his association with One Little Indian makes provisions for American releases for those who do understand that Cole is one of the most unique, tender, witty and biting songwriters out there, and he also writes a hell of a love song. Anti Depressant is the great double edge in Cole's catalog. In Cole's thinking, while it's true that an anti-depressant can make you feel better, the simple fact that you need one makes clear the appearance of depression. Many of these songs have that double edge in them.